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, to natural instincts. jenna: today fbi director bob muller faces some new questions from lawmakers on the status of the investigation of the benghazi terror attacks. this is as more questions are surfacing about why we aren't hearing from the survivors. >> does the white house take a position on whether the various lawmakers who have been seeking access to the benghazi survivors should, in fact, have that access? >> as i said on your air the other day, the white house is certainly not preventing anybody from having access to any of the survivors of the benghazi attack. i think it's worth noting that government employees, in this case some of them in highly-sensitive positions, have responsibilities that existed before and exist after an attack like that. but investigation is ongoing. we don't talk about specifics in terms of the president's visits to walter reed. i can -- >> or elsewhere? >> i don't have anything for you on that. i don't know the answer to that question. jenna: just to clarify, james rosen asked jay carney has the president met with any of the survivors, and that's
that bill passed? let's talk about it with bob cusack, managing editor at "the hill." harry reid did not submit any kind of assault weapons ban in the legislation that he's talking about. he was fairly silent about that except to say that it just doesn't have the support. >> that's right, jon. i mean, democrats may have waited trooping to move this bill. -- too long to move this bill. republicans who were interested in getting a bill earlier this year, they're not as interested now. will a bill pass the senate? yes. but it won't have the assault weapons ban. background checks doesn't have the votes right now. senator charles schumer is trying to get a deal with republicans, but so far that's been elusive. and, remember, the house has to act as well, so that's probably going to be a bill that president obama doesn't like. so, you know, you have to take advantage of political momentum and democrats over the last couple months haven't got a lot done on guns, and the clock is ticking. jon: well, why can't chuck schumer find a republican cosponsor for that legislation? >> well, you know,
the problem. retired major general bob scales served five years in korea over his time in the military, that spans about three decades. that is him on the right there. he commanded artillery battalion that helped protect a key area along the dmz where we still have tens of thousands of troops. he joins us now. general, every time you're on we learn a little something extra about your service. nice to have you with us here today. >> thanks, jenna. jenna: geography can tell you something. being on the ground can influence your perspective on types of international issues. tell us how your time impacts what you see north korea is doing now and china's comments as well? >> well i spent most of my time actually serving on the dmz as in various capacities, assistant division commander, battalion commander and war planner. i understand as most people what the north korean mostives are and what the real nature the threat from north korea. we think the greatest threat of missiles that launch nuclear weapons. in fact the great threat as you may know, jenna, is the 5,000 artillery pieces they hav
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